[Item #4876] Europe Between the Oceans 9000 BC- AD 1000. Barry Cunliffe.
Europe Between the Oceans 9000 BC- AD 1000
Europe Between the Oceans 9000 BC- AD 1000
Europe Between the Oceans 9000 BC- AD 1000
Europe Between the Oceans 9000 BC- AD 1000

Europe Between the Oceans 9000 BC- AD 1000

ISBN: 9780300119237
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2008. First Edition. Hardcover. "Europe is, in world terms, a relatively minor peninsula attached to the Eurasian land mass. Yet it became one of the most innovative regions on the planet, generating restless adventurers who traversed the globe to trade, to explore, and often to settle. By the fifteenth century Europe was a driving world force, but the origins of its success have until now remained obscured in prehistory. In this magnificent book, distinguished archaeologist Barry Cunliffe views Europe not in terms of states and shifting political land boundaries but as a geographical niche particularly favored in facing many seas. These seas, and Europe's great transpeninsular rivers, ensured a rich diversity of natural resources while also encouraging the dynamic interaction of peoples across networks of communication and exchange. The development of these early Europeans is rooted in complex interplays, shifting balances, and geographic and demographic fluidity." (from front & rear flaps) A gigantic, sweeping survey of European human development from prehistory through the early middle ages by Barry Cunliffe (b. 1939), the acclaimed & highly honored British archaeologist, academician & prolific author. With profuse illustrations, many in color, of historic objects, maps etc.; & an extensive "Further Reading" bibliography section following text. Large "door-stopper" hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, first edition, first printing as indicated by number sequence on copyright page. An exemplary production of the venerable Yale University Press academic imprint; an essential & most rewarding Cunliffe collectible in its rarest original form. Book in very fine condition with only a touch of rubbing & a few faint scratches to front, forest green-colored front, back covers & spine (with gilt lettering on spine fully bright & intact); a hint of very light wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same. Interior very fine, substantially mint. Dust jacket near-fine with mild rubbing, faint scratching to front, back covers & spine; mild wear & some tiny bumps, creases to edges & corners of same & flaps; thin upper spine-edge & corner with separation of blank colored surface paper & very short, mostly closed tears with miniscule loss of paper; previous seller's (or publisher's?) barcode-price sticker affixed over printed version of same at middle of lower back cover margin/ (& partially very slightly over) edge. Very Fine / Near Fine. [Item #4876]

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